American Terror: The Oklahoma City Bombing cements terrorism into the minds of citizens Thesis:
Due to the Oklahoma City Bombing, U.S. citizens are corrected of their stereotypical thoughts towards terrorism; Terrorists aren’t commonly Muslims or foreign enemies. I.
The significance of the Oklahoma City Bombing
A. Controversies that arose
B. Questions thought and asked by the citizens
C. Impact towards the Federal Government
D. How it shook the illusion held by many Americans of a nation safe from the political unrest and terrorism outside its borders (an illusion that would be shattered for good on 9/11).
Addressing an argument from the opposing viewpoint (Not all Muslims were …show more content…
because U.S. citizens were not questioned of their motives until the first American terrorist bombing. Before then Muslims were doubted, questioned, and hated for all motives whether good or not., Due
to the typical thought of Muslims being the ones to bomb buildings in the U.S. many people showed hatred to all Muslims until an American terrorist, Timothy, had bombed the Federal
Building in Oklahoma City., and Timothy McVeigh and John J. McNamara were both
American Terrorist Bombers that were involved in major city building bombings. . Thesis Statement Model #4: Thesis with Concession and Reasons This model both makes a concession to opposing viewpoint and states the reasons/arguments for the writer 's main idea. While Not all Muslims were punished by the U.S., Due to the Oklahoma City Bombing, U.S. citizens are corrected of their stereotypical thoughts towards terrorism; Terrorists are commonly NOT Muslims or foreign enemies. because U.S. citizens were not questioned of their motives until the first American terrorist bombing. Before then Muslims were doubted, questioned, and hated for all motives whether good or not., Due to the typical thought of
Muslims being the ones to bomb buildings in the U.S. many people showed hatred to all
Muslims until an American terrorist, Timothy, had bombed the Federal Building in Oklahoma
City., and Timothy McVeigh and John J. McNamara were both American Terrorist Bombers that were involved
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In the airports, Muslim people became “the usual suspects”, were thoroughly searched and often interrogated. In her article, O’Connor claims that the lives of American Muslims changed forever, and the statement is hard to disagree with (“How 9/11 Changed These Muslim Americans’ Lives Forever.”) Those who had nothing to do with the September 11 attacks, their children and grandchildren were sentenced to face racism, hate and violence.
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